The Mannerheim Line follows a historic timeline and is the story of two Americans, Jimmy Carson and Joe Lyons, who meet while flying for the Loyalists during the Spanish Civil War. After the Loyalist surrender, Carson and Lyons fly freight for a Canadian company based in Gibraltar. In 1939, they offer their services to the Finnish government and fly French built fighters during the Russo-Finnish War. After the Finns surrender, both men return to Gibraltar where they are imprisoned. President Roosevelt intervenes and the pilots are released to fly for the British.After the United States enters the war, Lyons remains in England while Carson is assigned to the China-Burma-India Theater. They meet briefly during the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War then go their separate ways. In 1961, Lyons is killed when his B-26 is shot down at the Bay of Pigs. Unwilling to admit Americans were involved, the CIA devises an elaborate cover story to explain Lyons' death. Years later, Carson decides to investigate and uncovers information that unravels the CIA cover story.Bennett died of pneumonia before the second polar flight. He was buried at Arlington ... Not easily discouraged, Jimmy went to the navy recruiting center and found the navy had the same stringent requirement. Without the ... five dollars a week. As time went by Jimmy learned to repair engines, weld, build wooden ribs and.
|Title||:||The Mannerheim Line|
|Publisher||:||Jacques Evans - 2009-10-04|